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'The Thing': The Reviews Are In!

14 October 2011 12:57 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

How does the 2011 'Thing' stack up against the '82 original?

By Kara Warner

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton in "The Thing"

Photo: Universal Pictures

The subject of film remakes and reboots has become a sensitive one. With two variations on that theme opening at the box office this weekend, "Footloose" and "The Thing," respectively, there are very defined, conflicting opinions on Hollywood's continued obsession with churning out new takes on old classics.

With regard to "The Thing," a prequel to John Carpenter's '82 film, the critical conversation is especially opinionated, given the fact that the horror community takes its films very seriously and that the original is so beloved by fans. Some critics were satisfied and entertained by Dutch filmmaker Matthijs van Heijningen's take on the film, along with the performances by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Ulrich Thomsen; some were not.

Without further ado, let's »

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